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Cleanup continues after a fishing boat catches fire in Bandon

On Monday an aluminum tank and two large chunks of debris were removed.

Posted: May 7, 2019 7:08 AM
Updated: May 7, 2019 9:47 AM

BANDON, Ore. -- The Coast Guard’s work on containing and cleaning up toxic materials after the Ann Kathleen fishing vessel caught fire May 3 is expected to continue this week.

Since the fire, crews have removed 1,080 gallons of diesel from the boat.

On Monday an aluminum tank and two large chunks of debris were removed.

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department staff plan to continue collecting and disposing of debris from the beach until the wreckage is fully removed.

The Coast Guard and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department are asking all people (beach hikers, pedestrians, etc.) to avoid the area until the wreckage is fully removed.

During the fire on May 3 the boat’s crew was rescued by the Coast Guard, and no one was hurt.

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